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Steatite

Steatite, like cordierite, is a magnesium aluminum silicate material. Both materials find use in heat engineering applications, but steatite is particularly also used in electrical applications due to its good electrical properties.

Properties of steatite can be varied to produce grades specifically suited for low or high voltage, or low loss applications. It can be easily pressed to make components such as sockets, connectors and fuses. It has low shrinkage when fired, so can cost-effectively produce components with good tolerances.

Characteristics of steatite include:

  • Good electrical properties
  • High mechanical strength
  • Low loss factor
  • Can be used up to approximately 1200°C

Goodfellow Ceramic and Glass Division is able to supply a wide range of ceramic and glass materials as finished components. Our capabilities range from custom-made precision microcomponents with very high tolerance features to large heavy-duty components used in industrial applications. Additionally, standard semi-finished forms such as tubes, rods, bars, plates, crucibles and spheres are often available from our wide inventory. Please contact us with full details of your requirements, including drawings where available, and we will review and respond with a quotation as soon as possible.

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